The travel industry will not recover all its lost jobs unless business travel and professional meetings and events, as well as international travel, return, according to Roger Dow, CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, speaking at a virtual press conference. He said those segments remain “pretty far away and a high priority.” Dow said the comeback of domestic leisure travel is “nothing short of phenomenal,” noting that 77% of US respondents to a recent Harris poll said they had plans to travel this summer. That figure compares with just 29 % of U.S. respondents who said last June that they had plans for summer 2020 travel in a similar Harris Poll. The recent poll was commissioned by Let's Go There, a coalition of 75 travel companies and organizations created last September “with the mission of keeping travel on the minds of Americans even as traveling was virtually halted by the pandemic.” Dow said there’s a very big difference between professional meetings or events and other large gatherings: With a professional convention or meeting, registration can be controlled, and there can be proper spacing for meals and seating in a controlled and safe environment.